Press Release: “Brian Keene’s FEAR”

For Immediate Release
12/28/05

Frequency Press, a publisher of fine graphic novels and comic books, has signed a development deal with author Brian Keene. The agreement allows Frequency Press to adapt several stories from Keene’s critically-acclaimed short story collection Fear of Gravity into graphic novel format. Titled ‘Brian Keene’s FEAR’, the graphic novel will feature adaptations of “Castaways”, “Red Wood”, and “The King, in: YELLOW” (which was recently selected as one of the year’s best horror stories by editor Stephen Jones).

Though Keene will retain some creative control, he will not be writing the comic, due to the time constraints of previous commitments. Nate Southard has been brought on board to handle the adaptations. Southard’s previous graphic novels include Drive and A Trip To Rundberg (both available in comic book stores nationwide). In a statement, Southard said, “I’ve been a huge fan of Brian’s for the longest time, and he’s been very supportive of my own writing career. It’s an honor and a thrill to be working with him on this.”

Keene issued this statement to reporters from the porch of his mountain retreat, while clutching a large caliber handgun: “I am very excited to have Nate bringing my stories to life as comic books, and am looking forward to working with Dan and Zan at Frequency Press. Now get out of my yard. I’ve got a novel to finish!”

For more information, contact Dan Blount at danny.blount@frequencypress.com.